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World Blood Donor Day

and other Blood Donation Campaigns

Christmas 2014

Give the Gift of Blood this Christmas – A single donation can save several lives

The demand for blood is constant but the end of the year is a particularly challenging time for blood stocks. A number of member states have launched blood donation campaigns appealing to the public to give blood ahead of the holiday period. 

Blood donations are used to treat patients with cancer, with anaemia, after accidents or childbirth complications, or during surgery.  A blood donation truly is a special gift which can help save or improve the lives of several patients.

 


World Blood Donor Day (WBDD)

Celebrated globally on 14 June

WHO poster for World blood donor day 2014This annual celebration aims to create awareness of the need for safe blood for transfusion and to highlight the importance of blood donation.  WBDD is also a day to celebrate and thank those people throughout the world who donate blood.

The global event is jointly sponsored by four core agencies: the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Federation of Blood Donor Organisations (IFBDO) and the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT).

 

The EDQM, Council of Europe


For many years, the Council of Europe has been supporting WBDD, with the EDQM offering support to all Council of Europe member states in preparing for the celebrations. Involvement in this special occasion allows for the promotion of the three major principles in the area of blood transfusion, which are: the achievement of self-sufficiency, the protection of the health of blood donors and recipients and the non-commercialisation of substances of human origin by voluntary and non-remunerated donation.

  • For more information on World Blood Donor Day 2014, please visit the WHO website.
  • For more information on World Blood Donor Day in France, please visit the EFS website


If you are interested in getting involved or would like to find out where to give blood in your country, visit the website of your local blood donation centre or click on the contacts provided on the map below.




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